A Lake Forest College education prepares you for the future, invests in your potential, and sets you on the path to success. We offer up to $32,000 a year in merit-based scholarship for transfer students.
Our Forester Flagship Program offers qualified in-state students 100% of the College’s tuition covered in grants and scholarships.
Applicants entering with over 26 hours of completed coursework will be evaluated through a holistic review process. Using your transcript, letters of recommendation, interview, and test scores (optional), we will offer a scholarship of up to $32,000 annually in recognition of your achievements.
Use your weighted high school GPA or your SAT score or your ACT score to see the scholarship you could be eligible for.
Not on the grid? You can still apply. At Lake Forest College, we know that our students are more than just a number. We are searching for interesting, well-rounded students to add to our diverse community. Our holistic admission process takes into consideration your engagement with the College, accomplishments in and out of the classroom, leadership potential, course preparation, and more.
You will be reviewed for scholarship on an individual basis using our holistic review process. Schedule an interview with your admission counselor as soon as possible. We believe that this conversation tells more about a student’s drive and passion for learning than a standardized exam.
- First-Year Students
- Transfer Students
- International Students
- Admitted Students
- Meet Your Counselor
- Visit Campus
- Financial Aid
- High School Counselors
- Community College Counselors
Additional Scholarship/Grant Opportunities
- 95% of admitted students receive scholarship and/or need-based financial assistance from the College.
- Merit-based and need-based aid may be used for many off-campus programs.
- Scholarships are guaranteed each year as long as the student maintains a 2.0 GPA and satisfactory academic progress.
Financial Aid Information
The Office of Financial Aid offers a personalized approach, helping our students and families by providing timely information, anticipating concerns, and seeking innovative, personalized solutions.
Lake Forest College is committed to making college affordable for our students and their families. The Net Price Calculator allows families to see an example of average net cost (net price) for attending Lake Forest.
The FAFSA is used by U.S. citizens and permanent residents to apply for need-based aid (grants, loans, work-study). It will determine if you qualify for College, state and federal government funds.